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Very Political

Software Engineer II (Former Employee) Redmond, WA

ProsNice campus, individual offices, perks, smart coworkers, excellent work life balance

ConsSlow release cycle, product decisions often made by group consensus which makes the product less interesting. Product roadmap often reactionary to industry

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    5 people found this helpful  

    Calibration process is forcing unhealthy competition

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: 1. Generally good benefits-- medical, dental, health club, PRIME (local… Cons: 1. Review process and calibration curve appears to favor and disfavor employees due to politics 2. Calibration curve results in limited partnerships/collaboration… Advice to Senior Management: Peer reviews are suspect when the manager requires reviews from peers in the same calibration band. Many employees adopt a "Prisoner's Dilemma" philosophy. You don't… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    2 people found this helpful  

    Not the company it used to be

    Optimized Desktop Specialist (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: Great Benefits, Beautiful Campus, Awesome Parties, They love to blow money on… Cons: Major Management Problems, A review system that makes you want… Advice to Senior Management: Get rid of Ballmer and Lisa in HR before it's… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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